Their Eyes Were Watching God Questions and Answers
by Zora Neale Hurston

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Evaluate the relative importance of two or three of the following in influencing the outcome of the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God: the wild or natural world/environment, biological make-up, intimate personal relationships, chance or fate, and race or gender. Generalize to show what the novelist seems to regard as the chief area in which human destiny is formed.

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In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston creates the character of Janie who develops goes through intimate personal relationships with three very different husbands until staying with the third. Hurston ties up the novel with the characters' interaction with the natural world (in the form of a hurricane) and with the end of Janie's third and final marriage,...

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